From 1915 to 1922 the Town of Milton (Ontario, Canada) issued commemorative gold watches to returning Great War (WWI) soldiers, as well as to the early soldiers killed in action. There was no list (2011) who received the 118 gold watches, just criteria for their selection and presentation. Richard Laughton undertook to use that criteria to develop a likely list of candidates, using archived records, maps, census documents and knowledge from the "known to exist" watches. This report details all the information used to identify the watch recipients, the process used to develop the list and photographs of watches located.
Detailed information on this project, as well as other e-versions of the report are available from links maintained on the Milton Historical Society (http://www.miltonhistoricalsociety.ca) or (http://tinyurl.com/miltongoldwatches). Any questions or comments can be directed to the author at firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to the blog (http://miltonwatches.wordpress.com/).
If anyone reading this report has any knowledge about the existence of a GOLD WATCH please submit that information so that the research report can be updated. One watch has already been repatriated to Milton CANADA from South Yorkshire UK (the Baverstock watch). Thanks to Aaron Day for that considerable contribution to the project!
This research report was prepared for the general public. There are no serious restrictions on the use of this material, however it would be appreciated if you would keep the author (Richard Laughton, email@example.com) advised of any use of the research.